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Minister Mchunu’s stern Covid-19 warning
Minister Mchunu issues stern Covid warning
Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu issued a stern warning to residents of ward 1 in KwaXimba and all South Africa in general to religiously follow all Covid-19 guidelines.

Addressing learners and parents during a school uniform handover programme on 23 October, Minister Mchunu said the country was not out of the woods just yet.

“We are very saddened that thousands of people have lost their lives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

He said the number of Covid-19 deaths and new infections continue to grow every day. “It is the first time we have faced such a pandemic. With cases continuing to increase daily, we have to continue to abide by Covid-19 regulations. We need to observe social distancing, sanitise often and always wear masks.” 
Minister Mchunu said the wearing of a mask was not only about personal protection but also about protecting the next person.

“To those who believe that Covid-19 is over, I want to tell them that it is not true. If we all follow the guidelines which include social distancing, sanitising our hands and wearing our masks, we will contribute to saving lives and curbing the spread of Covid-19,” he said.

Minister Mchunu said all South Africans lives are important. “We don’t want any more people to lose their lives due to Covid-19.”

He said the economy has been adversely affected by the pandemic with many people losing their jobs and a number of businesses closing down.

He stressed however, that government was doing everything possible to resuscitate the economy and urged people not to lose hope.

“As government we meet weekly and discuss ways of how getting the economy back on track so that jobs can be created,” Minster Mchunu concluded.

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